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Industry Support in WCM
If you're looking for web content management systems (WCM), I have some stats that might help you key into the features you'd expect to come standard.Here

asl chart  Support in WCM If you're looking for web content management systems (WCM), I have some stats that might help you key into the features you'd expect to come standard. Here is how vendors offering web content management systems support the functionality in our model of WCM systems. These stats are based on the averages of 11441 product functionality ratings of the vendors published within our WCM knowledge base. We model WCM systems on a hierarchy of functionality within the following categories.

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